Match nine of the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022 will see Australia lock horns with Pakistan on Wednesday (August 3) at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham. The Aussies have already booked a semi-final berth and will hope to try to some players against Pakistan ahead of their knockout game.
Australia first defeated India Women by three wickets before thrashing Barbados Women by nine wickets. They have a strong squad at their disposal with a handful of match-winners. Meg Lanning and Co. will hope to keep the winning momentum going.
Pakistan Women, on the other hand, have lost their first two games against Barbados Women and India Women by 15 runs and eight wickets, respectively. They will hope to win their last league game and finish the competition on a high.
Match 9 – Australia Women vs Pakistan Women
Date and Time: August 03, 2022, 3:30 PM IST
Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham
The Edgbaston pitch generally favors the batters, especially in the T20 format. Although the pacers might find some assistance early on, the batters are expected to dominate proceedings.
Predicted Playing XI
Australia Women: Alyssa Healy (wk), Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning (c), Tahlia McGrath, Rachael Haynes, Ashleigh Gardner, Grace Harris, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown.
India Women: Iram Javed, Muneeba Ali (wk), Omaima Sohail, Bismah Maroof (c), Aliya Riaz, Ayesha Naseem, Nida Dar, Fatima Sana, Tuba Hassan, Diana Baig, Anam Amin.
Australia vs Pakistan – Fantasy Team Suggestions
Fantasy Team 1: Muneeba Ali, Alyssa Healy, Meg Lanning, Aliya Riaz, Bismah Maroof, Beth Mooney, Ashleigh Gardner, Tahlia McGrath, Alana King (c), Jess Jonassen (vc), Diana Baig.
Fantasy Team 2: Muneeba Ali, Alyssa Healy, Meg Lanning, Aliya Riaz, Bismah Maroof, Beth Mooney, Ashleigh Gardner (c), Tahlia McGrath (vc), Alana King, Jess Jonassen, Fatima Sana.